S. 1789 - 21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012

Government operations and politics. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to improve, sustain, and transform the United States Postal Service. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the Senate on April 25, 2012 
Amendments:
86 proposed amendments. 21 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on April 25, 2012.

3/5 required to pass

voted YES: 62 voted NO: 37
1 voted present/not voting

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21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012

S. 1789 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to improve, sustain, and transform the United States Postal Service. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to improve, sustain, and transform the United States Postal Service.
Other Titles
  • 21st Century Postal Service Act of 2011
  • Workers' Compensation Reform Act of 2011
  • 21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012
  • Workers' Compensation Reform Act of 2012
  • 21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012
  • Workers' Compensation Reform Act of 2012
Sponsor
Joseph Lieberman
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Government operations and politics
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Congressional oversight
  • Disability and paralysis
  • Government buildings, facilities, and property
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • Government information and archives
  • Government investigations
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Labor-management relations
  • Medical tests and diagnostic methods
  • Medicare
  • Postal service
  • Public contracts and procurement
  • Retail and wholesale trades
  • Rural conditions and development
  • State and local government operations
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Worker safety and health
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    Major Actions
    Introduced11/02/2011
    Referred to Committee
    Amendments (86 proposed)
    Passed Senate4/25/2012
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteSenateOn the Cloture Motion S. 17893/27/2012This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate
    51 voted YES 46 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateOn Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 17894/17/2012This motion PASSED the Senate
    74 voted YES 22 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2020 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.4/24/2012PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2031 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.4/24/2012PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2047 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.4/24/2012PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2056 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.4/24/2012PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2058 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.4/24/2012PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2060 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.4/24/2012PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2080 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.4/24/2012PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2082 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.4/24/2012PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteSenateMotion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Amdt. No. 2000 As Modified4/24/2012This amendment PASSED the Senate
    62 voted YES 37 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 2033 to S.Amdt. 2000 to S. 1789 (21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012)4/24/2012This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
    30 voted YES 69 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 2061 to S.Amdt. 2000 to S. 1789 (21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012)4/24/2012This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
    33 voted YES 65 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 2043 to S.Amdt. 2000 to S. 1789 (21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012)4/24/2012This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
    43 voted YES 56 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 2034 to S.Amdt. 2000 to S. 1789 (21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012)4/24/2012This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
    46 voted YES 53 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 2083 to S.Amdt. 2000 to S. 1789 (21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012)4/24/2012This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
    29 voted YES 70 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 2049 to S.Amdt. 2000 to S. 1789 (21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012)4/24/2012This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
    57 voted YES 42 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 2025 to S.Amdt. 2000 to S. 1789 (21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012)4/24/2012This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
    35 voted YES 64 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2000 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.4/25/2012PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2027 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.4/25/2012PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2029 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.4/25/2012PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2030 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.4/25/2012PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2032 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.4/25/2012PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2036 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.4/25/2012PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2050 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.4/25/2012PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2066 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.4/25/2012PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2071 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.4/25/2012PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2072 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.4/25/2012PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2073 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.4/25/2012PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2074 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.4/25/2012PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2076 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.4/25/2012PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 2079 to S.Amdt. 2000 to S. 1789 (21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012)4/25/2012This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
    43 voted YES 53 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 2028 to S.Amdt. 2000 to S. 1789 (21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012)4/25/2012This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
    35 voted YES 64 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 2039 to S.Amdt. 2000 to S. 1789 (21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012)4/25/2012This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
    23 voted YES 76 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 2042 to S.Amdt. 2000 to S. 1789 (21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012)4/25/2012This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
    44 voted YES 54 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 2046 to S.Amdt. 2000 to S. 1789 (21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012)4/25/2012This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
    46 voted YES 53 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenateOn Passage of the Bill S. 17894/25/2012This bill PASSED the Senate
    62 voted YES 37 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced11/02/2011
    11/02/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
    11/02/2011Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S7070)
    Put on a legislative calendar11/09/2011Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
    1/26/2012Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Lieberman with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
    Put on a legislative calendar1/26/2012Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 296.
    1/31/2012By Senator Lieberman from Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs filed written report. Report No. 112-143. Additional views filed.
    3/22/2012Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
    3/22/2012Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the bill presented in Senate.
    3/27/2012Motion by Senator Reid to reconsider the vote by which the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1789 was not invoked (Roll Call Vote No. 60) entered in Senate.
    select this voteVote3/27/2012On the Cloture Motion S. 1789
    4/17/2012Motion by Senator Reid to reconsider the vote by which the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1789 was not invoked (Roll Call Vote No. 60) agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
    4/17/2012Motion to proceed to consideration of the motion to reconsider the vote by which the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1789 was not invoked (Roll Call Vote No. 60) agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
    4/17/2012Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
    4/17/2012Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
    4/17/2012Measure laid before Senate by motion.
    4/17/2012The committee reported substitute was withdrawn by Unanimous Consent.
    4/17/2012Cloture motion on amendment SA 2000 presented in Senate.
    4/17/2012Cloture motion on the bill presented in Senate.
    4/17/2012Motion by Senator Reid to recommit to Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs with instructions to report back forthwith with amendment SA 2017 made in Senate.
    4/17/2012Amendment SA 2000 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Lieberman.
    4/17/2012Amendment SA 2013 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 2000.
    4/17/2012Amendment SA 2014 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 2013.
    4/17/2012Amendment SA 2015 proposed by Senator Reid to language proposed to be stricken by amendment no. SA 2000.
    4/17/2012Amendment SA 2016 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 2015.
    4/17/2012Amendment SA 2017 proposed by Senator Reid.
    4/17/2012Amendment SA 2018 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 2017 (the instructions of the motion).
    4/17/2012Amendment SA 2019 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 2018.
    select this voteVote4/17/2012On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 1789
    4/19/2012Cloture motion on amendment SA 2000 withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
    4/19/2012Cloture motion on the bill withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
    4/19/2012Motion by Senator Reid to recommit to Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs with instructions to report back forthwith with amendment SA 2017 was withdrawn in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
    4/19/2012Proposed amendment SA 2013 withdrawn in Senate.
    4/19/2012SA 2014 fell when SA 2013 withdrawn.
    4/19/2012Proposed amendment SA 2015 withdrawn in Senate.
    4/19/2012SA 2016 fell when SA 2015 withdrawn.
    4/19/2012Proposed amendment SA 2017 withdrawn in Senate.
    4/19/2012SA 2018 fell when SA 2017 withdrawn.
    4/19/2012SA 2019 fell when SA 2018 fell.
    4/24/2012Considered by Senate.
    4/24/2012Considered by Senate.
    4/24/2012Point of order raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2000.
    4/24/2012Amendment SA 2020 proposed by Senator Wyden to Amendment SA 2000.
    select this voteVote4/24/2012Amendment SA 2020 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
    4/24/2012Amendment SA 2025 proposed by Senator Paul to Amendment SA 2000.
    4/24/2012Amendment SA 2031 proposed by Senator McCaskill to Amendment SA 2000.
    select this voteVote4/24/2012Amendment SA 2031 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
    4/24/2012Amendment SA 2033 proposed by Senator McCain to Amendment SA 2000.
    4/24/2012Amendment SA 2034 proposed by Senator Akaka to Amendment SA 2000.
    4/24/2012Amendment SA 2043 proposed by Senator Udall NM to Amendment SA 2000. (consideration: CR S2644-2645; text as modified CR S2644)
    4/24/2012Amendment SA 2047 proposed by Senator Bennet to Amendment SA 2000.
    select this voteVote4/24/2012Amendment SA 2047 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
    4/24/2012Amendment SA 2049 proposed by Senator Akaka to Amendment SA 2000.
    4/24/2012Amendment SA 2056 proposed by Senator Tester to Amendment SA 2000.
    select this voteVote4/24/2012Amendment SA 2056 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
    4/24/2012Amendment SA 2058 proposed by Senator Coburn to Amendment SA 2000.
    select this voteVote4/24/2012Amendment SA 2058 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
    4/24/2012Amendment SA 2060 proposed by Senator Coburn to Amendment SA 2000.
    select this voteVote4/24/2012Amendment SA 2060 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
    4/24/2012Amendment SA 2061 proposed by Senator Coburn to Amendment SA 2000.
    4/24/2012Amendment SA 2080 proposed by Senator Snowe to Amendment SA 2000.
    select this voteVote4/24/2012Amendment SA 2080 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
    4/24/2012Amendment SA 2082 proposed by Senator Durbin to Amendment SA 2000.
    select this voteVote4/24/2012Amendment SA 2082 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
    4/24/2012Amendment SA 2083 proposed by Senator Corker to Amendment SA 2000.
    select this voteVote4/24/2012Motion to Waive All Applicable Budgetary Discipline Re: Amdt. No. 2000 As Modified
    select this voteVote4/24/2012On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2033 to S.Amdt. 2000 to S. 1789 (21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012)
    select this voteVote4/24/2012On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2061 to S.Amdt. 2000 to S. 1789 (21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012)
    select this voteVote4/24/2012On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2043 to S.Amdt. 2000 to S. 1789 (21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012)
    select this voteVote4/24/2012On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2034 to S.Amdt. 2000 to S. 1789 (21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012)
    select this voteVote4/24/2012On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2083 to S.Amdt. 2000 to S. 1789 (21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012)
    select this voteVote4/24/2012On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2049 to S.Amdt. 2000 to S. 1789 (21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012)
    select this voteVote4/24/2012On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2025 to S.Amdt. 2000 to S. 1789 (21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012)
    4/25/2012Considered by Senate.
    4/25/2012Considered by Senate.
    select this voteVote4/25/2012Amendment SA 2000 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
    4/25/2012Amendment SA 2027 proposed by Senator Paul to Amendment SA 2000.
    select this voteVote4/25/2012Amendment SA 2027 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
    4/25/2012Amendment SA 2028 proposed by Senator Paul to Amendment SA 2000.
    4/25/2012Amendment SA 2029 proposed by Senator Paul to Amendment SA 2000.
    select this voteVote4/25/2012Amendment SA 2029 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
    4/25/2012Amendment SA 2030 proposed by Senator McCaskill to Amendment SA 2000.
    select this voteVote4/25/2012Amendment SA 2030 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
    4/25/2012Amendment SA 2032 proposed by Senator Tester to Amendment SA 2000.
    select this voteVote4/25/2012Amendment SA 2032 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
    4/25/2012Amendment SA 2036 proposed by Senator Pryor to Amendment SA 2000.
    select this voteVote4/25/2012Amendment SA 2036 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
    4/25/2012Amendment SA 2039 proposed by Senator Paul to Amendment SA 2000.
    4/25/2012Amendment SA 2042 proposed by Senator Casey to Amendment SA 2000.
    4/25/2012Amendment SA 2046 proposed by Senator DeMint to Amendment SA 2000.
    4/25/2012Amendment SA 2050 proposed by Senator Schumer to Amendment SA 2000.
    select this voteVote4/25/2012Amendment SA 2050 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
    4/25/2012Amendment SA 2066 proposed by Senator Carper to Amendment SA 2000.
    select this voteVote4/25/2012Amendment SA 2066 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
    4/25/2012Amendment SA 2071 proposed by Senator Lieberman for Senator Warner to Amendment SA 2000.
    select this voteVote4/25/2012Amendment SA 2071 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
    4/25/2012Amendment SA 2072 proposed by Senator Landrieu to Amendment SA 2000.
    select this voteVote4/25/2012Amendment SA 2072 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
    4/25/2012Amendment SA 2073 proposed by Senator Rockefeller to Amendment SA 2000.
    select this voteVote4/25/2012Amendment SA 2073 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
    4/25/2012Amendment SA 2074 proposed by Senator Rockefeller to Amendment SA 2000.
    select this voteVote4/25/2012Amendment SA 2074 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
    4/25/2012Amendment SA 2076 proposed by Senator Bingaman to Amendment SA 2000.
    select this voteVote4/25/2012Amendment SA 2076 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
    4/25/2012Amendment SA 2079 proposed by Senator Manchin to Amendment SA 2000.
    select this voteVote4/25/2012On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2079 to S.Amdt. 2000 to S. 1789 (21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012)
    select this voteVote4/25/2012On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2028 to S.Amdt. 2000 to S. 1789 (21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012)
    select this voteVote4/25/2012On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2039 to S.Amdt. 2000 to S. 1789 (21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012)
    select this voteVote4/25/2012On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2042 to S.Amdt. 2000 to S. 1789 (21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012)
    select this voteVote4/25/2012On the Amendment S.Amdt. 2046 to S.Amdt. 2000 to S. 1789 (21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012)
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage4/25/2012On Passage of the Bill S. 1789
    4/26/2012Received in the House.
    4/26/2012Message on Senate action sent to the House.
    4/26/2012Held at the desk.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
    S. Amdt. 1512Johnson, Ron [R-WI]February 2, 2012Offered on February 1, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 1975Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]March 27, 2012Offered on March 26, 2012.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2000Lieberman, Joseph [I-CT]April 16, 2012Passed by voice vote on April 24, 2012.

    In the nature of a substitute.

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    S. Amdt. 2001McCain, John [R-AZ]April 17, 2012Offered on April 16, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2002Mikulski, Barbara [D-MD]April 17, 2012Offered on April 16, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2003Mikulski, Barbara [D-MD]April 17, 2012Offered on April 16, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2004Mikulski, Barbara [D-MD]April 17, 2012Offered on April 16, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2005Mikulski, Barbara [D-MD]April 17, 2012Offered on April 16, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2006Inhofe, James [R-OK]April 17, 2012Offered on April 16, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2007McCain, John [R-AZ]April 17, 2012Offered on April 16, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2008McCain, John [R-AZ]April 17, 2012Offered on April 16, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2009McCain, John [R-AZ]April 17, 2012Offered on April 16, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2010McCain, John [R-AZ]April 17, 2012Offered on April 16, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2011McCain, John [R-AZ]April 17, 2012Offered on April 16, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2012Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]April 17, 2012Offered on April 16, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2013Reid, Harry [D-NV]April 17, 2012Withdrawn on April 18, 2012.

    To change the enactment date.

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    S. Amdt. 2014Reid, Harry [D-NV]April 17, 2012Offered on April 16, 2012.

    Of a perfecting nature.

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    S. Amdt. 2015Reid, Harry [D-NV]April 17, 2012Withdrawn on April 18, 2012.

    To change the enactment date.

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    S. Amdt. 2016Reid, Harry [D-NV]April 17, 2012Offered on April 16, 2012.

    Of a perfecting nature.

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    S. Amdt. 2017Reid, Harry [D-NV]April 17, 2012Withdrawn on April 18, 2012.

    To change the enactment date.

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    S. Amdt. 2018Reid, Harry [D-NV]April 17, 2012Offered on April 16, 2012.

    Of a perfecting nature.

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    S. Amdt. 2019Reid, Harry [D-NV]April 17, 2012Offered on April 16, 2012.

    Of a perfecting nature.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2020Wyden, Ron [D-OR]April 17, 2012Passed by voice vote on April 23, 2012.

    To require the Postal Service to consider the effect of closing or consolidating a postal facility on the ability of the affected community to vote by mail and to provide for a moratorium on the closing or consolidation of post offices and postal facilities to protect the ability to vote by mail.

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    S. Amdt. 2021Tester, Jon [D-MT]April 17, 2012Offered on April 16, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2022Bennet, Michael [D-CO]April 17, 2012Offered on April 16, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2023Paul, Rand [R-KY]April 17, 2012Offered on April 16, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2024Paul, Rand [R-KY]April 17, 2012Offered on April 16, 2012.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2025Paul, Rand [R-KY]April 17, 2012Offered on April 16, 2012.

    To end the mailbox use monopoly.

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    S. Amdt. 2026Paul, Rand [R-KY]April 17, 2012Offered on April 16, 2012.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2027Paul, Rand [R-KY]April 17, 2012Passed by voice vote on April 24, 2012.

    To require the closing of post offices in the Capitol Complex.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2028Paul, Rand [R-KY]April 17, 2012Offered on April 16, 2012.

    To establish a pilot program to test alternative methods for the delivery of postal services.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2029Paul, Rand [R-KY]April 17, 2012Passed by voice vote on April 24, 2012.

    To require the Postal Service to take into consideration the impact of regulations when developing a profitability plan.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2030McCaskill, Claire [D-MO]April 17, 2012Passed by voice vote on April 24, 2012.

    To improve the workers compensation provisions.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2031McCaskill, Claire [D-MO]April 17, 2012Passed by voice vote on April 23, 2012.

    To prohibit the closing of a rural post office unless certain conditions are met and to establish a moratorium on the closing of rural post offices.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2032Tester, Jon [D-MT]April 17, 2012Passed by voice vote on April 24, 2012.

    To appropriately limit the pay of Postal Service executives.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2033McCain, John [R-AZ]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

    To establish the Commission on Postal Reorganization.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2034Akaka, Daniel [D-HI]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

    To provide appropriate workers compensation for Federal employees.

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    S. Amdt. 2035Akaka, Daniel [D-HI]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2036Pryor, Mark [D-AR]April 18, 2012Passed by voice vote on April 24, 2012.

    To express the sense of the Senate with respect to the closing and consolidation of postal facilities and post offices.

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    S. Amdt. 2037Durbin, Richard [D-IL]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2038Paul, Rand [R-KY]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2039Paul, Rand [R-KY]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

    To prohibit employees of the United States Postal Service from engaging in collective bargaining.

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    S. Amdt. 2040Cardin, Benjamin [D-MD]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2041Manchin, Joe [D-WV]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2042Casey, Robert [D-PA]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

    To maintain current delivery time for market-dominant products.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2043Udall, Tom [D-NM]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

    To strike the limitations on changes to mail delivery schedule, with an offset.

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    S. Amdt. 2044DeMint, Jim [R-SC]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2045DeMint, Jim [R-SC]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2046DeMint, Jim [R-SC]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

    To provide protections for postal workers with respect to their right not to subsidize union nonrepresentational activities.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2047Bennet, Michael [D-CO]April 18, 2012Passed by voice vote on April 23, 2012.

    To establish citizen's service protection advocates, to require the Strategic Advisory Commission on Postal Service Solvency and Innovation to study the advisability of the Postal Service entering into inter-agency agreements with respect to post offices, and to require the Postal Service to develop a strategic plan for entering into such inter-agency agreements.

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    S. Amdt. 2048Bennet, Michael [D-CO]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2049Akaka, Daniel [D-HI]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

    To allow supervisory and other managerial organizations to participate in the planning and development of changes in, or termination of, pay policies and schedules and fringe benefit programs.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2050Schumer, Charles [D-NY]April 18, 2012Passed by voice vote on April 24, 2012.

    To maintain all current door delivery point services.

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    S. Amdt. 2051Corker, Bob [R-TN]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2052Corker, Bob [R-TN]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2053Corker, Bob [R-TN]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2054Corker, Bob [R-TN]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2055Corker, Bob [R-TN]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2056Tester, Jon [D-MT]April 18, 2012Passed by voice vote on April 23, 2012.

    To modify the process for closing or consolidating post offices and postal facilities.

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    S. Amdt. 2057Udall, Tom [D-NM]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2058Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]April 18, 2012Passed by voice vote on April 23, 2012.

    To improve access to postal services in communities potentially affected by a postal closing or consolidation.

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    S. Amdt. 2059Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2060Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]April 18, 2012Passed by voice vote on April 23, 2012.

    To provide transparency, accountability, and limitations of Government sponsored conferences.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2061Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

    To achieve long-term cost-savings by allowing the Postmaster General to reduce the postal workforce through mandatory retirements for eligible employees.

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    S. Amdt. 2062Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2063McCaskill, Claire [D-MO]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2064McCaskill, Claire [D-MO]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2065Carper, Thomas [D-DE]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2066Carper, Thomas [D-DE]April 18, 2012Passed by voice vote on April 24, 2012.

    To appropriately limit the compensation of executives of the Postal Service.

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    S. Amdt. 2067Carper, Thomas [D-DE]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2068Wyden, Ron [D-OR]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2069Alexander, Lamar [R-TN]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2070Alexander, Lamar [R-TN]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2071Warner, Mark [D-VA]April 18, 2012Passed by voice vote on April 24, 2012.

    To require reporting regarding retirement processing and modernization.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2072Landrieu, Mary [D-LA]April 18, 2012Passed by voice vote on April 24, 2012.

    To determine the impact of certain postal facility closures or consolidations on small business.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2073Rockefeller, John [D-WV]April 18, 2012Passed by voice vote on April 24, 2012.

    Relative to Medicare educational program for Postal Service employees and retirees.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2074Rockefeller, John [D-WV]April 18, 2012Passed by voice vote on April 24, 2012.

    To improve the Postal Service Health Benefits Program.

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    S. Amdt. 2075Cardin, Benjamin [D-MD]April 18, 2012Offered on April 17, 2012.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2076Bingaman, Jeff [D-NM]April 18, 2012Passed by voice vote on April 24, 2012.

    To require that State liaisons for States without a district office are located within their respective States.

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    S. Amdt. 2077Durbin, Richard [D-IL]April 19, 2012Offered on April 18, 2012.

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    S. Amdt. 2078Rockefeller, John [D-WV]April 19, 2012Offered on April 18, 2012.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2079Manchin, Joe [D-WV]April 19, 2012Offered on April 18, 2012.

    To extend the moratorium on the closing and consolidation of postal facilities or post offices, stations, or branches.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2080Snowe, Olympia [R-ME]April 19, 2012Passed by voice vote on April 23, 2012.

    To require the Postal Rate Commission to evaluate area mail processing studies.

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    S. Amdt. 2081Corker, Bob [R-TN]April 19, 2012Offered on April 18, 2012.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2082Durbin, Richard [D-IL]April 19, 2012Passed by voice vote on April 23, 2012.

    To prohibit the Postal Service from closing, consolidating, or reducing the workforce of certain postal facilities.

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    select this voteS. Amdt. 2083Corker, Bob [R-TN]April 19, 2012Offered on April 18, 2012.

    To improve the bill.

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    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    supported this bill

    Direct mail advertising services$301,535
    Republican/Conservative (split)
    US Postal Service unions & associations (split)
    $301,535

    opposed this bill

    Labor Unions$279,950
    Fiscal & tax policy$36,075
    Republican/Conservative (split)
    US Postal Service unions & associations (split)
    $316,025

    Interest groups that opposed this bill gave 5% more as interest groups that supported this bill

    6 Organizations Supported and 6 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012: On Passage of the Bill S. 1789

    6 organizations supported this bill

    American Enterprise Institute
    Geddes, R. Richard (2012, March 14). The last, best hope for postal reform. Retrieved May 4, 2012, from AEI.
    Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service
    Jim Morrell (2011, November 2). Mailing Industry Praises Introduction of Bipartisan Postal Reform Bill in U.S. Senate. Retrieved April 20, 2012, from Save the Mail, Save Jobs.
    Direct Marketing Association
    DMA (2011, November 2). DMA Applauds Introduction of 'The 21st Century Postal Service Act of 2011'. Retrieved April 20, 2012, from Direct Marketing Association.
    Mailing and Fulfillment Service Association
    Ben Cooper, Principal of Williams & Jensen, PLLC & (2012, March 28). IMPORTANT UPDATE 3/28/2012 on Postal Reform Legislation. Retrieved April 20, 2012, from MFSA.
    National Association of Postal Supervisors
    NAPS (2012, April 17). ACT NOW - Tell Your Senators to Support S. 1789. Retrieved May 4, 2012, from NAPS.
    National Association of Postmasters of the United States
    NAPUS (2012, May 10). NAPUS Agenda for Legislative Action. Retrieved May 4, 2012, from NAPUS.

    6 organizations opposed this bill

    AFL-CIO
    Mike Hall (2012, April 13). Nationwide Rallies Call on Senate to Save Postal Service. Retrieved April 20, 2012, from AFL CIO.
    American Postal Workers Union
    Myke Reid (2012, March 27). Senate Action on Postal Bill. Retrieved April 20, 2012, from APWU.
    Heritage Foundation
    HA (2012, March 26). Key Vote Alert: “NO” on the 21st Century Postal Service Act of 2011. Retrieved April 20, 2012, from Heritage Action.
    National Association of Letter Carriers
    NALC (2012, March 27). Breaking: Senate delays S. 1789:. Retrieved March 27, 2012, from NALC.
    National Rural Letter Carriers' Association
    NRLCA President Jeanette Dwyer (2012, November 2). NRLCA: Senate announces postal bill. Retrieved April 20, 2012, from Rural Info.
    National Taxpayers Union
    Nan Swift (2012, March 26). “NO” on S. 1789, the “21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012.”. Retrieved April 20, 2012, from NTU.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
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    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$2,000No
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$0Yes
    Kelly AyotteRNH$17,800$0No
    John BarrassoRWY$1,250$0No
    Max BaucusDMT$2,000$4,750Yes
    Mark BegichDAK$0$10,500Yes
    Michael BennetDCO$0$11,500Yes
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$0Yes
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$21,600$5,500Yes
    Roy BluntRMO$4,500$0Yes
    John BoozmanRAR$0$0Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$0$1,000Yes
    Scott BrownRMA$18,850$525Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$0$12,300Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$3,000$0No
    Maria CantwellDWA$1,000$200Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$0$11,500Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$20,510$600Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$0$19,700Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$2,000$7,000No
    Daniel CoatsRIN$500$1,000No
    Tom CoburnROK$1,000$0No
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$0Yes
    Susan CollinsRME$3,500$1,000Yes
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0Yes
    Chris CoonsDDE$0$7,000Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$3,500$0No
    John CornynRTX$13,550$0No
    Mike CrapoRID$6,500$0No
    Jim DeMintRSC$5,000$0No
    Dick DurbinDIL$3,000$1,500Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0No
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$2,500Yes
    Alan FrankenDMN$1,250$15,500Yes
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$0$16,000Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$4,600$0No
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$3,000$0Yes
    Kay HaganDNC$0$17,500Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$0$0Yes
    Orrin HatchRUT$0$1,500No
    Dean HellerRNV$3,500$0No
    John HoevenRND$0$0Yes
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$0No
    Jim InhofeROK$0$0No
    Dan InouyeDHI$0$0Yes
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0No
    Mike JohannsRNE$1,000$0No
    Ron JohnsonRWI$0$100No
    Tim JohnsonDSD$1,500$10,950Yes
    John KerryDMA$0$0Yes
    Mark KirkRIL$19,200$0Not Voting
    Amy KlobucharDMN$7,400$0Yes
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
    Jon KylRAZ$0$0No
    Mary LandrieuDLA$1,000$0Yes
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$0$3,500Yes
    Patrick LeahyDVT$0$0Yes
    Mike LeeRUT$0$0No
    Carl LevinDMI$3,000$2,500Yes
    Joe LiebermanICT$2,000$0Yes
    Dick LugarRIN$1,000$0No
    Joe ManchinDWV$0$23,750No
    John McCainRAZ$3,400$0No
    Claire McCaskillDMO$17,500$2,100Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$10,000$0No
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$7,500No
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$11,000Yes
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$1,000$2,000Yes
    Jerry MoranRKS$0$0Yes
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0Yes
    Patty MurrayDWA$0$13,500Yes
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$15,500$1,000Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$1,000Yes
    Rand PaulRKY$0$0No
    Rob PortmanROH$1,000$1,000No
    Mark PryorDAR$10,000$1,000Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$3,500Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$18,100$10,500Yes
    Jim RischRID$1,000$0No
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,500$0Yes
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$6,000$2,500No
    Marco RubioRFL$500$2,700No
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$3,100Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$0$10,000Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$3,000$1,000No
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$10,000Yes
    Richard ShelbyRAL$0$0No
    Olympia SnoweRME$3,500$0Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$5,000$10,750Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$500$8,250Yes
    John ThuneRSD$2,500$0No
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$3,000$2,250No
    Mark UdallDCO$0$9,000Yes
    Tom UdallDNM$0$9,000Yes
    David VitterRLA$0$0No
    Mark WarnerDVA$11,225$0Yes
    Jim WebbDVA$0$0Yes
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$4,800$2,000Yes
    Roger WickerRMS$4,000$0Yes
    Ron WydenDOR$1,000$0Yes

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
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    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$2,000No
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$0Yes
    Kelly AyotteRNH$17,800$0No
    John BarrassoRWY$1,250$0No
    Max BaucusDMT$2,000$4,750Yes
    Mark BegichDAK$0$10,500Yes
    Michael BennetDCO$0$11,500Yes
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$0Yes
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$21,600$5,500Yes
    Roy BluntRMO$4,500$0Yes
    John BoozmanRAR$0$0Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$0$1,000Yes
    Scott BrownRMA$18,850$525Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$0$12,300Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$3,000$0No
    Maria CantwellDWA$1,000$200Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$0$11,500Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$20,510$600Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$0$19,700Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$2,000$7,000No
    Daniel CoatsRIN$500$1,000No
    Tom CoburnROK$1,000$0No
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$0Yes
    Susan CollinsRME$3,500$1,000Yes
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0Yes
    Chris CoonsDDE$0$7,000Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$3,500$0No
    John CornynRTX$13,550$0No
    Mike CrapoRID$6,500$0No
    Jim DeMintRSC$5,000$0No
    Dick DurbinDIL$3,000$1,500Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0No
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$2,500Yes
    Alan FrankenDMN$1,250$15,500Yes
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$0$16,000Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$4,600$0No
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$3,000$0Yes
    Kay HaganDNC$0$17,500Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$0$0Yes
    Orrin HatchRUT$0$1,500No
    Dean HellerRNV$3,500$0No
    John HoevenRND$0$0Yes
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$0No
    Jim InhofeROK$0$0No
    Dan InouyeDHI$0$0Yes
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0No
    Mike JohannsRNE$1,000$0No
    Ron JohnsonRWI$0$100No
    Tim JohnsonDSD$1,500$10,950Yes
    John KerryDMA$0$0Yes
    Mark KirkRIL$19,200$0Not Voting
    Amy KlobucharDMN$7,400$0Yes
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
    Jon KylRAZ$0$0No
    Mary LandrieuDLA$1,000$0Yes
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$0$3,500Yes
    Patrick LeahyDVT$0$0Yes
    Mike LeeRUT$0$0No
    Carl LevinDMI$3,000$2,500Yes
    Joe LiebermanICT$2,000$0Yes
    Dick LugarRIN$1,000$0No
    Joe ManchinDWV$0$23,750No
    John McCainRAZ$3,400$0No
    Claire McCaskillDMO$17,500$2,100Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$10,000$0No
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$7,500No
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$11,000Yes
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$1,000$2,000Yes
    Jerry MoranRKS$0$0Yes
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0Yes
    Patty MurrayDWA$0$13,500Yes
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$15,500$1,000Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$1,000Yes
    Rand PaulRKY$0$0No
    Rob PortmanROH$1,000$1,000No
    Mark PryorDAR$10,000$1,000Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$3,500Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$18,100$10,500Yes
    Jim RischRID$1,000$0No
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,500$0Yes
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$6,000$2,500No
    Marco RubioRFL$500$2,700No
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$3,100Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$0$10,000Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$3,000$1,000No
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$10,000Yes
    Richard ShelbyRAL$0$0No
    Olympia SnoweRME$3,500$0Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$5,000$10,750Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$500$8,250Yes
    John ThuneRSD$2,500$0No
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$3,000$2,250No
    Mark UdallDCO$0$9,000Yes
    Tom UdallDNM$0$9,000Yes
    David VitterRLA$0$0No
    Mark WarnerDVA$11,225$0Yes
    Jim WebbDVA$0$0Yes
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$4,800$2,000Yes
    Roger WickerRMS$4,000$0Yes
    Ron WydenDOR$1,000$0Yes

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$8,960,737
    US Postal Service unions & associations$1,801,350
    Direct mail advertising services$301,535

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$8,960,737
    US Postal Service unions & associations$1,801,350
    Labor Unions$279,950
    Fiscal & tax policy$36,075
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